Face to Face

Bringing together local entrepreneurs, CEOs, industry experts, and investors alike to foster a conversation

Face to Face with Investors Event

The best advice comes from people who have walked the walk and done the hard work themselves, so we'll be showcasing Tech Coast Angel-funded and other successful local companies! We're inviting CEOs, founders, and entrepreneurs to share some insights, tips, and tricks — anything that has helped lead them to where they are now.

The evening will be a gathering of the brightest minds sharing their lessons, successes, and stories with both each other and local investors.


Why attend?

TCA-funded companies can present and learn more about the "Our Companies First" program with services and promotion that will aid their success They'll also have the chance to meet other successful peers, share their successes, and speak with investors face to face! Interested companies will also have the opportunity to provide discounts to attendees!

Investors will get to hear about and meet the exciting local startups and their success stories.

Founders, CEOs, and entrepreneurs in the business community will see, interact with, and learn from the companies and talent they can connect with.

The event is a good place for presenting TCA-affiliated companies to present and offer discounts that can help brand and establish themselves as accessible experts!


5:00 - 5:30 - Registration and Networking
5:30 - 5:45 - Introduction and Opening Remarks
5:45 - 6:05 - Insight from Early Stage Investors, Angel Groups, and Funding Groups
  • Ray Chan, Eric Schiffer, Hicham Semaan, Paul Voois

6:10 - 6:15 - The Portal - Alan Shintaku

6:15 - 6:20 - Templarbit - Bjoern Zinssmeister, Matthias Kadenbach
6:20 - 6:25 - GroundMetrics - George Eiskamp
6:25 - 6:30 - Product Presentations - Demo Tables
6:30 - 6:35 - Trust and Will - Cody Barbo
6:35 - 6:40 - GroupSolver - Rastislav Ivanic
6:40 - 6:45 - OluKai - Kerry Konrady
6:45 - 6:50 - VRAY - Elan Mevasse, Jack Shauh
6:50 - 7:10 - Insight from Family Offices, Chinese VCs, and Local VCs
  • Don Lin, Amir Banifatemi, Doug Pak, David Cheng
Dinner will be proudly served by AsianBox!
7:20 - 8:30 - Round table Breakout Sessions
  • Paradise Cove - Software and Enterprise, AI
    • Hicham Semaan, Paul Voois, Amir Banifatemi
  • Inspiration Cove -Fintech and Ecommerce
    • David Friedman, Eric Schiffer
  • Emerald Cove - Healthcare, Digital Health, Biotech
    • Frances Duhay, Don Lin, Thomas Lee, David Cheng


Templarbit - Bjoern Zinssmeister and Matthias Kadenbach

OluKai - Kerry Konrady

Snapwire - Chad Newell

GroundMetrics - George Eiskamp

Trust & Will - Cody Barbo

GroupSolver - Rastislav Ivanic

More companies to be announced!


ACE Fund and K5 Ventures — Ray Chan

K5 Ventures – Amir Banifatemi, Robin Pimentel

Redds Venture - David Cheng

Cybernaut Zfounder Ventures - Wendy Hua

Cove Fund — Paul Voois

Guoqian VC — Don Lin

Additional VCs — Seng Toh (Tasmarisc VC), Dr. Yuanzan Ye

35+ Tech Coast Angel members including: Mohan Kanchi, Ron Silverton, John Harbison, JJ Richa, Nick Sachdeva, Pete DeAngelis, Richard Creager, Mercedes Shaffer, Eric Shiffer, Hicham Semaan, David Friedman, Dean Allen, Jiri Modry

More investors to be announced!


Orange County Business Journal — Sherry Hsieh

OC Startups Now — Deirdre Newman

The Portal is proud to host Face to Face and act as OC's one-stop shop for affordable, quality web and mobile development.